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adiyen's revered guru/acharya - 44th jeer - of Ahobila Muth

From: Krishna Kalale (
Date: Tue Sep 05 2000 - 19:07:40 PDT

Asmad gurubhyo namah
Srimathe Srivan Shatagopa Sri Vedanta Desika Yatindra Maha Desikaya Namaha
Srimathe Sri Lakshmi Nrisimha Divya Paduka Sevaka Srivan Shatagopa Sri
Narayana Yatindra Maha Desikaya Namah.
Sri Lakshmi Nrisimha Parabhramhane Namah
Apologies, since I am posting this late.
On the tirunakshatram of this great acharya, I would like to just express my
gratitude for having provided me the real wealth of my life - ie. Prapatti.
Having born an unknown number of times, it is a pleasure to have a sigh of
relief that such an endless cycle of rebirths is a thing of past due to the
divine grace of my acharya - Srimad Azhagia Singar.  I was thinking how can
anyone thank an acharya who takes pity and guarantees attainment of
paramapadam, the ever blissful place where nityas and muktas rejoice without
even a stain of this blemish of carnal existence.  There is no person on
this earth who can repay the help done by his acharya. This Acharya-
Disciple relationship is the most auspiscious one.  I am shocked at the very
thought - " what if such a relationship is not here on this earth".  What
would anyone do without an acharya.  It is not a simple meeting you have
with an acharya.  Due to some unknown punyas and  blessings of that
madusudhana, one gets to meet an acharya.  Even for so many who meet an
acharya, fail to recognize that person and the real value and upakaram such
an acharya does to us.  It is really a pity that one whiles away one's life
without acharya sambandam - a relationship without which all this life is
just a form of mrityu or death.  Only when one understands the value of
"surrender", one can understand that Acharya is nobody else but the Divine
Lord who has come to us in a human garb just to deliver us. One can
appreciate this fact if one ponders about how many apacharams and "rules and
regulations of the shastras", one transgresses every day and inspite of that
our Acharyas have accepted us.  In fact HH 45th jeer said that in a second
one can do apacharams which may cost that person continued bondage for
several janmas..  Only when one knows the value of one's acharya, one can
unconditionally submit to Lord.  Such a person cannot offend any other
acharya since he knows what his acharya means to him and can definitely feel
for how others keep their acharya in high esteem.  Conversely,  a person who
offends any other acharya (whoever that may be), has not understood what
his/her own acharya means to his/her life,  since he/she has failed to
understand the greatness of this acharya-sishya relationship.  This is a
public expression of my sincere prayers to my acharya and should not be
confused otherwise.  It is said that " gurum prakashayeth dhiman" - an
intelligent one should publish widely his acharya. ( obviously, this also
shows us that we don't know anything by ourselves but due to the grace of
our acharyas)  Hence, this email.
With great respects and salutations to my acharyas, I end this email.

Adiyen Krishna Kalale

           - SrImate rAmAnujAya namaH -
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